Equality vs Equity


(With thanks to the Becoming Radical blog for the image.)

If and when we win the case in the Supreme Court, I think we should rename the Equality Act to the Equity Act.

A lot of people seem to be talking about Equality between non-disabled pushchair users and wheelchair users. That may be Equality, but it’s not Equity.

Equal rights of access to the wheelchair space on buggies means I sometimes can’t travel – whereas pushchair users have the option of folding their buggy and traveling if I’m in the space. Particularly if they use sensible buggies, slings for newborn kids, etc. etc.